Friday, December 7, 2007

Autumn Cheesecake

This is Tammy McKissicks amazing cheesecake recipe. Very pretty too.

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 TBS. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. Margarine or butter, melted
2 8-ounce pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. thin peeled apple slices
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1.4 c. chopped pecans

Combine crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and margarine; press into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350* for 10 mins.

Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blened. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in vannilla; Pour over crust.

Toss apples with combined sugar and cinammon. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer, sprinkele with pecans. Bake at 350* for 1 hour 10 mins. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.

Add 1/2 c. finely chopped pecans with crumbs for crust. Continue as directed.

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